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Feb 19, 2013 6:00pm EST
businesses and organizations. it includes american banks, military contractors and energy companies. the chinese government denies the accusations. >> new jersey governor chris christie unveiled a plan to rebuild roads destroyed by superstorm sandy. the $250 million plan would repair over a 12-mile stretch of route 35 in the central part of the state. he will use the money to repave and resurface the road and to install drainage systems. still a mess up there. >> we are fortunate. not too cold -- cold, not too wet. >> it will be very windy and cold tomorrow. seeing the temperatures bounce back after some cold days, it is coming. the hd camera on the weatherbug network at the country club in arlington, it has been a cloudy day, a glimpse of sun in the afternoon, and when the front came through a nice color on the western horizon. you can see the washington monument, the air force memorial. we had the folks of the army navy country club on board. a little bit of rain. hundredths of an inch. a touch of rain. vienna 41. again, just a little rain. some saw some thunder and lightning in some r
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Feb 17, 2013 11:00pm EST
energy independent but opponents say it will destroy property and the environment. >> this is about your fundamental right as an american the people will take your property because corporations can make money. >> secretary of state john kerry will be involved, and he will make a recommendation to the president. now the president delayed a decision because of environmental concerns. >> the lights are back on for more than 1000 virginia power customers. they were without power for much of the day, and that is because of a car accident. police say the car crashed into power poles and knocked them down. the crews replaced them this afternoon. >> it is expected to be one of the most contentious issues. how to deal with immigration reform. we may have an idea of the administration's plans after a draft plan of the proposal. it would create a path to citizenship. the president also wants to beef up border security and require employees to check the immigration status of new employees. >> not dealing with border security adequately, that tells us he is looking for a partisan image. >> a bip
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Feb 14, 2013 6:00pm EST
. this will be an ongoing thing through the summer. >> if the attitude and energy are any indication, this team will be world champs. everyone excited and seemingly on the same page. the all-star says he is ready to start the regular season right now. we have the latest. >> sitting in the center of a packed room, brice harper look like a seasoned veteran. >> i am still kind of young. we [inaudible] he did not hold back when asked about his goals. >> i have my goals in my head. >> harper will most likely hit in the two spot again. >> davey johnson joked. >> he tells one thing to you and he tells another one to me. >> he came weighing 230 pounds. heharper told us he loses weight through this season. he needs to bulk up when he is ready. >> as long as he does not get big headed. they're saying world series or bust. time to span the globe. we're always trying to bring you the constant variety of sports. the best play has to be chris paul with the sky high alley oop. and 11 birdies here. here it comes finding the hole. a 63 at the australian open. the caps are in tampa to play the lightni
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Feb 12, 2013 5:00am EST
, immigration reform, and clean energy. the white house says he will createtline a plan to jobs and grow the middle class. florida senator marco rubio will response.e republican kentucky senator rand paul will party.or the tea virginia democratic senator tim kaine and virginia gop forbes plantandy political aisle tonight. together during the state of the union address. as fellow virginians, they look toward to the opportunity carry on this bipartisan tradition. if you can stay with abc 7 and for complete coverage of the state of the union. in our 6:00 hour, a preview of the president's speech. >> former nebraska senator chuck to be defensetion could take a big step forward today. senate armed services committee plans to vote on the .omination some of his zero republicans say he has not answered about his personal finances. the full senate could vote on tomorrow oron thursday. >> catholics are looking ahead fter pope benedict xvi's announcement that he is resigning at the end of this month. says he is-old aside because he no longer has the strength to lead the church. many local cath
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Feb 17, 2013 10:00am EST
example, we just learned that one of the great solar powered green energy projects was $140 million for a company in michigan which has produced zero products, zero for $140 million. why shouldn't the american people say cut out the waste? >> congressman? >> and, jonathan, the fact the president and democrats believe that we can make cuts and that we can reduce the debt but it's got to be balanced. so i think we all agree on where we need to end up. it's a matter of how you get there and just to counter a little bit about what george said, the fact is this was never the president's idea, this was the result of hostage politics engaged in by a tea party-controlled republican party, and this is what you have. this is the message you have when you get into those kind of hostage politics. >> ruth, does it matter whose idea it was? >> it doesn't matter whose idea it was. what matters is that the unthinkable is now inevitable. i'm going to give you my modest proposal for this sequester which is we should take the relevant members of congress and administration and put them on that stinky crui
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Feb 19, 2013 12:00pm EST
the hacking of u.s. military contractors and energy companies. hundred 41 major hacking attempts were traced to a people's liberation army building in shanghai. -- a d.c. councilman wants the power to shut down stores dealing in stolen cell phone. the legislation would give the mayor authority to temporarily close a store caught selling stolen telephones. the closure last 72 hours. the emergency legislation would be in place 90 days. the proposal comes a week after he pleaded police were blaming games stopped and other stores for dealing in stolen phones. >> a scaled back bus rapid transit system now. the county had planned a 160 mile rapid transit network. but an outside firm found ridership would not be high enough to justify such an expansive line. the washington examiner reports the county transportation planners now proposed a 79 mile network with eight routes. no estimate on how much that would cost. >> coming up, the duchess of cambridge back in the public eye and sporting the baby bump. >> could you handle a job interview in 140 characters? more employers are starting to hire
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Feb 12, 2013 6:30pm EST
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Feb 14, 2013 5:00pm EST
of energy. it makes me wonder if the snoring could be impacting his behavior. >> habitual and loud and nightly snoring, pitch regularly with -- if the child is a mouthbreeder. >> new studies reveals snoring in infants and loud, persistent snoring among others could be a signal of medical problems. >> when she was sleeping i noticed she was not as restless. and she was snoring. >> trinity tyler'sy noticed some problems. she underwent a sleep study and was diagnosed with sleep apnea. >> a specialist says many parents dismiss the first symptom. snoring. >> we could do something about the sleep problem and if we fix it potentially, it could solve the time behavior. >> nearly 10% snore but it is the loud and persistent snoring that is of most concern. removing tonsils and adenoids could solve the problem. parents should talk to pediatricians. >> something to check out. coming up on abc 7 news at 5. a local sheriff bets that a bouquet of roses could help catch wanted criminals and it could be paying off. his plans for some valentine's day date still ahead. >> bruce willis is back with an
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Feb 15, 2013 5:00am EST
you are in the market for an energy star clients. tax free holiday in maryland is from saturday through monday. allows consumers avoid the 6% sales tax on certain items which runs from washers and dryers to some light bulbs. looking for few good people to play a mascot. >> their holding auditions and to stay looking for some outgoing and energetic people willing to serve as wendy or we ndell the water drops. conditions today from noon until 5:00 at the bryant street pumping station clerk. 36 degrees outside. the news continues at 5:30. it's the general manager of the redskins is weighing in on the [ male announcer ] we began with the rx. ♪ ♪ then we turned the page creating the rx hybrid. ♪ ♪ now we've turned the page again with the rx f sport. ♪ ♪ this is the next chapter for the rx and the next chapter for lexus. this is the pursuit of perfection. >> live and in hd, this is "good morning washington," on your side. >> straight ahead carnival cruise ship passengers cheering after arriving in the u.s. after being stranded for days at sea. they're headed home. good mor
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Feb 19, 2013 7:00am EST
learned, so we can all produce energy more safely. bp's also committed to america. we support nearly two-hundred-fifty thousand jobs and invest more here than anywhere else. we're working to fuel america for generations to come. our commitment has never been stronger. ♪ i'm on top of the world i'm on top of the world ♪ >>> welcome back. >> hi, robin. welcome back. >> welcome back, robin. >> good for you. >> good to see you back. where was she? ♪ i'm on top of the world >>> it's good for us, too. robin back here tomorrow, in times square. now, we turn to kate middleton. the first official public appearance of the year. that means everyone's going to get a first look at her taste in maternitywear. >> i don't think that's called maternitywear. >> that's a wrap dress. >> well, getting close. >> yeah. >> okay. let's have abc's diana perez, our own diana, report on it. >> reporter: thank you. well, the moment has finally arrived. you know, the copy kates of the world are getting a glimpse of how the duchess is dressing her baby bump. and her maternity fashions, if we can call it that
ABC
Feb 11, 2013 7:00am EST
a high-energy dance workout with strength training. meant to give the superstar stamina for her nonstop concerts. how many days a week do you work out together? >> we work out six days a week. >> reporter: six days? >> if you want to look like that, you have to be consistent. she makes it part of her life. >> reporter: six days a week, two hours a day. cow can do it, too. nicole will take you through madonna's workouts in a video. she says anyone can do it. i'm not sure that means a couch potato like me. >> let me show you two moves. >> reporter: this is called the purpley, one of madonna's favorites. >> we're going to pop the butt back. >> reporter: i may not be joining the tour anytime soon. i'm ready to give the workout a try. here's the ins trags. i want to be madonna from the neck down. while using a chair, how she fires up the gruts and quads. already, i'm behind. this is the warmup? i'm plenty warm. after just ten minute, i'm ready to call it quits. madonna, i'm never going to be you. what keeps the pop star motivate snd who does she listen to? >> we listen to missy ellio
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Feb 11, 2013 6:00pm EST
surprised and was surprised by the pope's reasoning that he did not have the energy. >> the last time i saw him, i was not concerned at all. >> talk has already turned to his possible successor. >> there is the definite possibility we will have a pope from a different part of the world. >> even oddsmakers are on board, making a short list of favorites, cardinals from canada ghana, and nigeria. >> it is possible that the pope can come from one of the southern hemisphere countries where the churches so vibrant and alive. >> we need to have a pope the recognizes there are things going on in the world now. is not just in rome. >> with catholic churches bull of speculation with feelings of sadness, hope, and the speculation, and above all history, for this moment that has not occurred in centuries. it will start like a traditional retirement. the pope will take a vacation. then he will live in a small cluster in the vatican or he will spend the rest of his days in devotion to the church. abc7. >> the president says that he and first lady michelle obama have warm memories of their 2009 visit
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Feb 12, 2013 4:00am EST
a certain level of energy. >> reporter: and last night, what looked like a divine sign, lightning hitting st. peters ka reed ral. and the papers are out. this one says amen. benedict won't choose his successor. but he hand-picked cardinals who will. and his most memorable act might have been his last. rob? diana? >> nick schifrin at the vatican. thank you. >>> we'll get into who the front-runners are and what happens to a pope in retirement, coming up on "gma." >>> in other news this morning, president obama poised to lay out his second term agenda in tonight's state of the union address. the nation can expect to get an earful about immigration, gun control and the economy. abc's tahman bradley has details for us this morning from washington. hey, tahman. >> reporter: hey, rob. anticipate a speech much more elaborate than mr. obama's inaugural address. the white house says the big focus will be the economy and the middle-class. president obama's state of the union speech tonight will focus on jobs and the economy. it's expected to be different in substance and tone than the inaugu
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Feb 12, 2013 9:00pm EST
jeopardize our military readiness, they'd devastate pryor tips like education and energy and medical research, they would certainly slow our recovery. and cost us hundreds of thousands of jobs. that's why democrats, republicans, business leaders and economists have already said that these cuts, known here in washington as the sequester, are a really bad idea. now, some in congress have proposed preventing only the defense cuts. by making even bigger cuts to things like education and job training. medicare and social security benefits. that idea is even worse. [ applause ] yes, the biggest driver of our long-term debt is the rising cost of health care for an aging population. and those of us who care deeply about programs like medicare must embrace the need for modest reforms. otherwise, our retirement programs will crowd out the investments we need for our children. and jeopardize the promise of a secure retirement for future generations. but we can't ask senior citizens and working families to shoulder the entire burden of deficit reduction while asking nothing more from the wealthi
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Feb 18, 2013 6:30pm EST
night. look, every day we're using more and more energy. the world needs more energy. where's it going to come from? ♪ that's why right here, in australia, chevron is building one of the biggest natural gas projects in the world. enough power for a city the size of singapore for 50 years. what's it going to do to the planet? natural gas is the cleanest conventional fuel there is. we've got to be smart about this. it's a smart way to go. ♪
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Feb 18, 2013 4:30am EST
. >> today is your last day to of maryland's tax-free holiday for energy star products. not have to pay 6% sales tax on certain including washers, dryers, refrigerators, and light bulbs. >> today's president's day. there will be several events in area today honoring the have led our country. >> at mount vernon there will be of wreath laying ceremony, a military demonstration, and a musical salute to the nation's first president. will be able to see s personal copy of the constitution and admission is free today. >> alexandria will celebrate by annual george washington birthday parade. participants, equestrian units, and you groups expected to take place in parade through old kicking off at 1:00 p.m. south fairfax st. and gibbon. >> ready, set, go. >> george washington's bert the 10k run in alexandria. this is the 35th year for the race. will benefit the uth camp.a police yo9ut >> we will tell you how one person is celebrating president's day. first, they had a chance to relax and all-star weekend in houston. >> the west topped the east, durant.o kevin >> the block. >> kevin durant had 30
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Feb 12, 2013 4:30am EST
. >> president a look at clean energy education, and infrastructure. he warns against the automatic spending cuts. adding additional spending would require congressional approval putting mr. obama on a collision course with house republicans. >> it's time for washington to get back to the basics. we cannot continue to spend money we don't have. >> mr. obama will collaborate on some of the big themes from his inaugural speech such as immigration, climate change, and gun violence. tomorrow he goes to north carolina for a speech to workers at an auto plant. the town has a small house where mr. obama visited before. >> they never tell us when he's coming. >> democrats are placing a big emphasis on gun-control tonight. gabby giffords will be in the house chamber as well as the parents of a slain chicago teenager who performed and mr. obama's inauguration. they will be sitting with the first lady. >> you can watch the state of the union tonight at 9:00 on abc 7. coming up in our 6:00 hour, much more perspective on the president's speech. senate democrats plan to force a vote today on former nebras
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Feb 10, 2013 11:35pm EST
his second term agenda. he wants to focus on job creation and fostering a independent energy plan. we will also expect to hear about gun control. >> the capitals spending some time with some very deserving fans. coming up, more on the clinics for children with disabilities. >> tonight, a tornado swept through a city in mississippi, causing significant damage. take a look at this video posted to youtube. you can see the twister slowly moving across the city. buildings on the university of southern mississippi campus were damaged. the school had declared a state of emergency. officials say there were no deaths reported, but three people were injured. >> we are keeping and i on our area. >> over the next seven days or so you are going to hear a lot about computer models about storms shifting or developing the potential for this or that. >> busy week for you. >> we make our forecast based on these models. right now they are indicating we could be looking at winds -- winter weather, wednesday, thursday, and again on saturday. >> these are models we have relied on in the past. >> someth
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Feb 12, 2013 6:00am EST
, coming up. >> he will lay out his priorities including gun control, and clean energy and outline a plan to create jobs and grow the middle class. >> economy will be center for this peace and how to grow the economy so everyone can participate. >> the president will push for additional government spending to promote manufacturing education, clean energy, and infrastructure and will warn congress to avoid the automatic spending cuts that are set to take effect march 1. our partners at politico will be watching this speech tonight. thanks for being here. what exactly should we expectant? the president has given the tone that he won a second term and he can set the agenda. >> no doubt, i think it will be fairly political and i think the president wants to put republicans in the extreme on immigration, gun control, and on spending. i will watch the gun-control issue where there will be direct victims of gun shooting in the past and the president wants to make his call against gun control knowing you have republicans who will invite ted nugent during an/or after the speech making the cas
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Feb 19, 2013 12:35am EST
. >> reporter: 40 years later davis' advice to the future boss, seems unimaginable. give them more energy. >> i walked him from one side of the stage to the other. to point that out. segue to 1974, i mean, hopping on tables, jumping. and i go backstage. and he said "clive, did i move around enough for you tonight?" >> reporter: it is that kind of fatherly advice that brought an endless parade of stars here to davis' famed hollywood bungalow where we found him putting the finishing touches on this year's pregrammy party. so we are in the nerve center. this is it. the famous clive davis bungalow on the ground of the beverly hills hotel. whitney houston everyone has come through this living room. >> whitney, late at night in her pajamas would sit on the couch and go over material until 1:00 in the morning. >> reporter: he peicked the bungalow for privacy for his artists and himself. >> most importantly. i play my music loud. there are no neighbors. >> reporter: you are lake a ruddy teenarud rowdy teenager. >> reporter: i am. >> reporter: the rowdy teen is listening to brand new music from ac
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Feb 18, 2013 4:00am EST
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Feb 19, 2013 6:30pm EST
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Feb 10, 2013 11:00pm EST
using more and more energy. the world needs more energy. where's it going to come from? ♪ ♪ that's why right here in australia, chevron is building one of the biggest natural gas projects in the world. enough power for a city the size of singapore for 50 years. what's it going to do to the planet? natural gas is the cleanest conventional fuel there is. we've got to be smart about this. it's a smart way to go. ♪ ♪
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Feb 11, 2013 12:00pm EST
pope have the energy anymore. he said being pope requires the strength of mind and body. he was 78 years old when he was 2005.d back in was the oldest and 300 years. no specific medical condition the decision. he had slowed down in recent years and cut back on his foreign travel. the announcement sets the stage conclave in march to reelect a brand-new leader. they hope to have a new pope in place by easter. word of the resignation is there an up opinions in our area. a signaled the catholic church considers to be infallible. d.c. arealics in the he could quit. others except that it could be a humble and sincere gesture. father david began his morning at. john's with announcing common message. some heard the news or the first time. the unexpected decision comes on and two days before ash wednesday. it is considered to be the holiest month of all christians. the news quickly spread throughout the diocese in washington. >> it is a sign of the humility of this pope. catholic's are how could you quit. ced.rs call it for the decision has caught the church off guard. he is not surprised.
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Feb 17, 2013 6:30pm EST
industry sais the pipeline would create 20,000 new jobs and give the u.s. energy independence. it would expand access to secure supplies of canadian crude. as much as 800,000 barrels a day. >> there will be an environmental disaster. >> these protestors worry about oil leaks, greenhouse gasses and imminent domain. >> this is about your fundamental rights so the corporations can make money. >> they say the oil companies will win and the public will lose. >> they will sell it to china or the highest bidder. >> the american petroleum institute said 69% of american votorsers support the project. the state department will make the decision, asis it is international. >> the national mall looking like the north pole. it was a windy day with the trees blowing and if you were outside you had to bundle up. >> friday, it wsas springlike out there. >> we are still in winter? >> we are not htethe only ones dealing with the cold air. they are dealing with freeze warnings. 29 in reagan national. the wind chill factor is in the lower to middle teens, 12 at duluth and in western maryland it feels
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Feb 11, 2013 5:00pm EST
change. -- hurricane sandy. president obama has said that energy independence and climate change or artifice second term agenda. you can watch the state of the union right here tomorrow night at 9:00. >> turning to today's weather. very dreary out there, but it was mild. >> if you are east, you are jury, but on the other side of the blue ridge, take a look. they started out the same way with the rain this morning and the low clouds, but through the day, these guys brighten up considerably. some blue sky. some fog hanging up in the ridges they're keeping the temperature skyrocketed into the 60's. a difference weather pattern for our viewers on the west. you have this cool, damp air. even then, temperatures have slowly been creeping up the last couple of hours. 66 in martinsburg. wins out of the northwest. annapolis, 49 degrees. here are the temperatures. interesting. 66 degrees in lexington. then you get west where the sunshine has been more prevalent. 65 degrees now in martinsburg. a whole different weather pattern. later tonight, a cold front will come through. we will get some cle
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Feb 11, 2013 2:30am EST
dollars. the report says china is by far the main culprit. america's energy, finance industries are targeted mostly by hackers. >>> and now a break of wild weather has slammed the south, triggering as many as 15 tornadoes. a single twist is being claimed for damaging hundreds of homes here hattiesburg, mississippi and snapping trees as well. >>> big storm bat ored the plains and upper midwest with up to a foot of snow. hundreds of cars trashed or slid off the roads yesterday. the winds created near whiteout conditions in duluth. >>> as you well know, the northeast is bigging out from a nord snowstorm over the weekend. president obama has declared a state of emergency in connecticut where the town of hamden got 40 inches of snow. after more than 6,000 flight cancellations, airports are getting back to normal. but mother nature was not kind. >> i can't imagine it. areas hit by that blizzard can now expect freezing rain this morning. >> good morning, abdrew. >> good morning. unsettled sunday. this same cold front giving us another round of showers and thunderstorms now today not lookin
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Feb 14, 2013 4:00am EST
japanese autos had the edge, american makes are closing the gap. >>> monster energy drinks are now food, not dietary supplements. the change in labeling on its cans means monster has to meet different federal guidelines. the labels will show ingredients and the caffeine contend. there's been questions in recent years about safety. as the largest maker of emergency drinks in the u.s., monster's move puts pressure on its competitors to do the same. >>> we have a firm date for the cool ranch doritos tacos at taco bell. the announcement made on facebook with these pictures. just about a year after the first doritos tacos went on sale, nacho cheese. that was the most successful product launch ever for taco bell. whose cheese? >> nacho cheese. >> we laugh at dumb things in the morning. >>> tourism in atlantic city, the miss america pageant is returning to the boardwalk. >> that came as a surprise to the las vegas convention and visitors authority, which hosted the pageant for seven years. a formal announcement about the move is set for today. >> hmm. maybe i'll go this year. >> hi. >>> w
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Feb 13, 2013 7:00am EST
workers. boost investment in infrastructure, manufacturing, and clean energy. b w i marshall airport has set a traffic record. more than 22 million passengers flew through the airport last which is up more than 1%. finally, better news heading town on new york avenue with all lanes open from early morning crash. we have problems right now on metro rail. delays on the yellow, green, and the blue line trains. due to a person struck at the gallery place metro station. they will be doing single tracking for a while. 395 crossing from virginia into d.c., watched the latest near put the gun. we expect delays because of for the evening mmute 37 degrees right now and the cloudy and theme still way down here intohat will make its way the middlerhood by afternoon. cloudy today with rain, 40-46 degrees, a wintry mix tonight no career -- accumulation in d.c. but 1 inch north and west. >> thank you for watching. we will be back at noon. "live with kelly and michael" is next.
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Feb 18, 2013 7:00am EST
last chance to maryland's tax-free holiday for energy star products. shoppers will not have to pay sales tax on certain items. alexandria will celebrate presidents' day by holding a george washington day parade. youth organizations are expected to take part in the one mile through old town. 30 p.m.s off at 1: empty roadways. we have not had any big issues. hov restrictions are lifted. 95, 395, 66, 270. beltway in maryland and virginia, looks good. the marc and vre, no service. no back up in the district. >> it is a cold start. at the temperatures. 25 degrees in d.c. 23 degrees at bwi. i will wind-chill's have been .n the sunny skies today. tonight, the clouds move in. 234 degrees. tomorrow, a wintry mix in the morning. it will change into light rain. thank you for watching. be back at noon.
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Feb 12, 2013 2:35am EST
. >> the cardinals are going to have to weigh experience and the need for a certain level of energy. >> reporter: what looked like a divine sign, lightning hitting st. paul's cathedral. benedict won't choose the successor, but the hand picked cardinals will. rob, diana? >>> a showdown in the senate today over chuck hagel's nomination as the defense secretary. democrats are going to force a vote on the nomination, rejecting demands for more information on hagel's finances. hague >>> that carnival cruise ship that's standed in the gulf of mexico is being pulled to mobile, alabama instead of mexico. it's been dead in the water since sunday when a fire knocked out its engines. it's scheduled to arrive in the u.s. on thursday. there are more than 4200 people on that ship. passengers and loved ones stay it's not a good scene on board. >> there's no lights. no water. we can't flush. some people were able to shower. no one was injured. most of us are camping out on the top deck. >> they're all crying and hisser the call. they want to go home. >> abc news learned this is the third trip in wh
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Feb 11, 2013 6:00am EST
county right now. the satellite and radar, at the edge of this energy system for the responsible tornado in hattiesburg, mississippi, yesterday. an area of low pressure will out. sunshine this afternoon for us. movement ofsterly grain. little high pressure will move sunshine tomorrow. tomorrow afternoon and evening, for clouds to increase. rain and a mix will be moving in. call on that right now. if we will see cloudy skies maybe a glimpse of , highs in the mid to upper 50's, above-average. the next round of precipitation wednesday night into thursday. things should settle down remainder of the workweek. let's check the latest on the commute with jamee whitten. southboundstate 270 divide, trying to rearrange vehicles involved in a crash. it's right at the decision point to go left to the bethesda the 270n to spur. beltway has normal delays out of college park andrew silver ,pring, on 95 out of dale city fairly heavy. back to you. >> we begin with a live today's top stories. we get to jummy olabanji at desk. >> -- live desk. >> pope benedict will step down on 328 at 8:00 p.m., cit
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Feb 13, 2013 5:00am EST
. the call for investments in infrastructure, energy, and education. he urged congress to fund job creation and increased the minimum wage. the call on congress to raise taxes on the wealthy. the president said it's time to fix immigration, address climate change and allow a vote on gun control measures. announced plans to bring home half of the u.s. troops from afghanistan within the next year. brianne carter will have much more from the state of the union address coming up in a few moments. coming up at 6:00, mike allen will join us here with his thoughts on the president's speech. >> the state of the union address was a hot topic on twitter tuesday 9. so was an unexpected moments during the republican response. >> there were about 9200 and tweets per minute after florida senator marco rubio took a sip of water near the end of his response. there are calling it water greagate. he later posted a photograph of his bottle of water on twitter. little jab and himself. prexy has a sense of humor. it's 36 degrees. >> still ahead considered the most overused and useless words in the engl
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Feb 15, 2013 2:35am EST
level of energy. >> there's no light, no water. we can't flush. some people were able to shower. >> our promise to our guests is to provide great vacations, and we try very hard to do that all the time. it's obvious in this particular case we did not deliver on that promise. >> every day that dorner is loose, the likelihood of an attack on either a uniformed police officer or a family of a police officer is likely. >> we believe that someone was inside. is still inside there, even though the building burned. >> what was your reaction, sue, when you first heard about this? >> horror, disbelief. i actually got physically ill. i couldn't read anymore for a couple of days. >> westminister is like the oscars of dog shows. it's an honor to be here, whether you win or lose. >> we go through in the course of a week, 100 bails of shavings, and 10,000 doggy poop bags. that's just the minor logistics. >> next year, i hope the show sends you to the westminister dog show, because you all week have been making dog noises, and you've been all about it. next year you should push to go. and cove
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Feb 17, 2013 7:00am EST
energy boom is helpful. the housing market has bottomed out and beginning to pick up. balance sheets, consumer balance sheetsz, business balance sheets are doing well and exports are doing well. >> how do we take that, the next step further? is it exports? open trade? >> i think there are -- all of these elms are important. from my point of view, the state department, exports are very important to the whole economy and to jobs because 95% of the world's consumer s live outside of united states so we're promoting american exports and ensure there are fair trading rules in the global system so it's not distorted by state subsidies or state enterprises. we're also making a major effort through the partnership trade negotiations and now the president announced negotiations with europe. that can open up new markets and provide new opportunities for american companies and we're trying to attract foreign investment in the united states, which does create a lot of jobs here. >> let me ask you about energy. all i hear lately is about shale gas and the opportunity to create jobs in this
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